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2017 LinuxFest Northwest May 6-7, 2017 Bellingham, WA

Stop by the FreeBSD table at LinuxFest Northwest (LFNW),taking place May 6-7, 2017, in Bellingham, WA, USA. LFNW features presentations and exhibits on various F/OSS topics, as well as Linux distributions and applications. The event has something for everyone from the novice to the professional, and the hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on both days.


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OSCON 2017 May 8-11, 2017 Austin, TX

The O’Reilly Open Source Convention combines the experience of the open source community with ideas and strategies for using open source tools and technologies, and gives you exposure to the full stack, in all possible configurations. Attending OSCON is an excellent opportunity sharpen your skills and discover new techniques, making you better at what you do and igniting your love of all things code. Make plans now to be at OSCON May 8–11, 2017, in Austin, TX. Because we are participating, you can save 20% on your pass with discount code USRG. Register today!


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Rootconf 2017 May 11-12, 2017 Bangalore, India

The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to sponsor Rootconf 2017, taking place in Bangalore, India on May 11-12, 2017. 

Rootconf is India’s principal conference where systems and operations engineers share real world knowledge about building reliable systems. 


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June 2017 FreeBSD Developers Summit June 7-9, 2017 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Join the FreeBSD Foundation at the June 2017 FreeBSD Developers Summit held in conjunction with BSDCan 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, June 7-9, 2017.  Not only is the event a great opportunity to meet with other developers in person, it is also a very valuable venue for companies that use FreeBSD in products to interact with the developer community and coordinate projects.


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BSDCan 2017 June 7-10, 2017 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

BSDCan is a technical conference for people working on and with BSD operating systems and related projects. It is a developers conference with a strong focus on emerging technologies, research projects, and works in progress. It also features Userland infrastructure projects and invites contributions from both free software developers and those from commercial vendors.  The Foundation is pleased to be the Tote Bag Sponsor. 


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2017 Essen Hackathon July 7-9, 2017 Essen, Germany

Join the FreeBSD Project at the Essen Hackathon and Developers Summit, taking place July 7-9, 2017, in Essen, Germany. The  weekend hackathon is a great opportunity to fix bugs, commit code, tinker with devices, discuss new ideas, try out new things, and improve FreeBSD.


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BSDCam 2017 August 2-4, 2017 Cambridge, UK

The 2017 Cambridge FreeBSD DevSummit (BSDCam) will take place August 2-4, 2017, in Cambridge, UK.  The event is run “un-conference style” in that we brainstorm the actual session schedule on the first morning, with a focus on interactive topics that reflect the interests and exploit the knowledge of the attendees.


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EuroBSDcon 2017 September 21-24, 2017 Paris, France

EuroBSDcon is the premier European conference on the open source BSD operating systems attracting about 250 highly skilled engineering professionals, software developers, computer science students and professors, and users from all over Europe and other parts of the world. The goal of EuroBSDcon is to exchange knowledge about the BSD operating systems, facilitate coordination and cooperation among users and developers.


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vBSDcon 2017 September 8-9, 2017 Reston, VA

The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to be a part of  the third biennial vBSDCon event. This exciting weekend will bring together members of the BSD community for a series of roundtable discussions, educational sessions, best practice conversations, and exclusive networking opportunities.


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FOSSASIA Summit March 17-19, 2017 Singapore, Singapore

The FOSSASIA OpenTechSummit, Asia’s leading Open Technology conference for developers, startups, and IT professionals, will take place from March 17-19, 2017 at the Science Centre Singapore.


AsiaBSDCon 2017 March 9-12, 2017 Tokyo, Japan

AsiaBSDCon, a conference for users and developers on BSD based systems, will be held in Tokyo, in 9-12 March, 2017. The conference is for anyone developing, deploying and using systems based on FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFlyBSD, Darwin and MacOS X. AsiaBSDCon is a technical conference and aims to collect the best technical papers and presentations available to ensure that the latest developments in our open source community are shared with the widest possible audience. Find out more here


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SCALE 15x March 2-5, 2017 Pasadena, CA

 The 15th Annual Southern California Linux Expo – SCALE 15X – will be held on March 2-5, 2017 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California, near Los Angeles.


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USENIX FAST 2017 February 27-March 2, 2017 Santa Clara, CA

Join us in Santa Clara, CA, February 27–March 2, 2017, for the 15th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies. FAST ’17 brings together storage-system researchers and practitioners to explore new directions in the design, implementation, evaluation, and deployment of storage systems. The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to be an Industry Partner. 


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FreeBSD Storage Summit 2017 February 27, 2017 Santa Clara, CA

Join us in Santa Clara, CA for the 2nd FreeBSD Storage Summit, taking place February 27, 2017. The Summit is co-located with USENIX FAST ’17 and will feature presentations about new developments in FreeBSD’s storage stack and the latest storage trends. Find out more and register today!


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FOSDEM 2017 February 4-5, 2017 Brussels, Belgium

Taking place February 4-5, 2017, in Brussels, Belgium, FOSDEM is a free and non-commercial event organized by the community for the community. The goal is to provide free and open source software developers and communities a place to meet to:

  • get in touch with other developers and projects
  • be informed about the latest developments in the free software world
  • be informed about the latest developments in the open source world
  • attend interesting talks and presentations on various topics by project leaders and committers
  • to promote the development and benefits of free software and open source solutions.


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linux.conf.au 2017 January 16-20, 2017 Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

linux.conf.au is a conference about the Linux operating system, and all aspects of the thriving ecosystem of Free and Open Source Software that has grown up around it. Run since 1999, in a different Australian or New Zealand city each year, by a team of local volunteers, LCA invites more than 500 people to learn from the people who shape the future of Open Source.


EE DNS Forum 2016 December 1-2, 2016 Kiev, Ukraine

Taking place, December 1-2, in Kiev,Ukraine, the Eastern European Domain Name System (EE DNS) Forum is the regional meeting of the domain industry players. The meeting enables sharing of experience and best practices among the regional specialists and international experts, as well as informing on the new technologies and business opportunities.  As part of the program, the Foundation’s own, Konstantin Belousov will be giving a presentation on FreeBSD and arm64 network servers .


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USENIX LISA ’16 December 4-9, 2016 Boston, MA

USENIX LISA is the annual vendor-neutral meeting place for the wider system administration community. Taking place December 4-9, 2016 in Boston, MA., the LISA16 program addresses the overlap and differences between traditional and modern IT operations and engineering. It offers a highly curated program around three topics: architecture, culture, and engineering.


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NYI Oktoberfest Happy Hour November 1, 2016 New York, New York

Join managed IT services provider, NYI, for an Oktoberfest happy hour! Celebrate the end of the month and stop by Reichenbach Hall for drinks, food and premier networking opportunities. Click here to register for the November 1st happy hour, taking place from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.


Storage Developers Conference (SDC) Call for Presentations September 11-14, 2017 Santa Clara, CA

The SNIA Storage Developer Conference (SDC) 2017 will take place at the Santa Clara Hyatt, Santa Clara, CA on September 11-14, 2017.  The SDC planning team is now seeking storage development professionals willing to share their knowledge and experience by submitting a presentation proposal for consideration at SDC. They are looking for presentations on a wide range of storage development topics. Each session will be 50 minutes in length.

Topics include: 

  • Solid State Storage, Non–volatile Memory, Persistent Memory, NVDIMM
  • Storage Architecture
  • Storage Performance / Workloads
  • Cloud Storage
  • SMB
  • Object and Object Drive Storage
  • Data Protection and Capacity Optimization
  • File Storage and File Access
  • File Systems
  • Storage Resource Management
  • Storage Security and Identity Management
  • Data Backup and Archiving
  • RDMA (InfiniBand, RoCE, iWARP)
  • Erasure Coding
  • Hyperscaler Storage
  • SMR
  • NVMe
  • Long Term Retention / Preservation
  • Green and Energy Efficient IT Technologies
  • Virtualization in Hardware
  • Big Data / Analytics / IoT
  • Emerging Data, Storage, Device and Transport Technologies

They are also looking for proposals for tutorials and panel discussions. Find out more here.

Submission Deadline: May 11, 2017


EuroBSDcon 2017 Call for Proposals September 21-24, 2017 Paris, France

EuroBSDcon is the European technical conference for users and developers of BSD-based systems.The tutorials will be held on Thursday and Friday to enlisted participants and the talks are presented to conference attendees on Saturday and Sunday.

The EuroBSDcon program committee is inviting BSD developers and users to submit innovative and original talk proposals not previously presented at other European conferences. Topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to applications, architecture, implementation, performance and security of BSD-based operating systems, as well as topics concerning the economic or organizational aspects of BSD use.

The EuroBSDcon program committee is also inviting qualified practitioners in their field to submit proposals for half or full day tutorials on topics relevant to development, implementation and use of BSD-based systems.

Find out more here.

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2017


vBSDcon 2017 Call for Presentations September 8-9, 2017 Reston, Virginia

The Call for Presentations for vBSDcon 2017 is now open. Presentation proposals should be of a technical nature and apply to some aspect of the BSD community. Accepted presentations will be selected by a planning committee comprised of BSD community members.

Important presentation proposal submittal details:

  • vBSDcon 2017 is leveraging EasyChair to manage submissions for 2017
  • You will need to create an account with EasyChair to submit a presentation proposal
  • Presentations should be 45 minutes long and include time for Q&A

Find out more here.

Submission Deadline: April 29, 2017